The Grande Whey Blog

15 Facts About Savory Snacks Food Manufacturers Can’t Ignore

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 09:55 AM

As U.S. consumers trends continue to shift away from the traditional diet approach of eating three square meals each day, snack food sales have really taken off. Increasingly, consumers look for convenient, functional and better-for-you snack options that are better suited for their busy schedules. And while snack food sales in every category are up across the board, the savory snacks category has seen considerable growth over the past few years and now makes up 40% of snack sales in North America.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Crunchy & Snacks

 

Growing Sports Drink Market Calls for More Protein-Enriched Beverages

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 09:36 AM

Grocers and convenience stores are expanding their beverage aisles. With consumers becoming more and more health-conscious, it should come as no surprise that the sports drink industry has seen considerable growth. The U.S. sports drink market reached $852 million in 2017 is expected to grow to more than $1135 million by the end of 2023, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% and far outpacing earlier predictions.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Beverages

 

Want to Promote Anti-Aging Benefits? Start With Whey Protein!

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:56 PM

 

When most people hear the words, “whey protein,” the first thing that likely comes to mind is giant tubs of protein powder used by bodybuilders and athletes to refuel and recover after a long workout. Despite its rigid perception as a workout supplement, however, whey protein has many benefits that extend beyond its use in the realm of fitness.

Not only is it known to help with weight management and muscle growth, it’s even been known to reduce the effects of aging! To help you learn more about whey protein’s unique benefits, we’ll take a look at some factors that contribute to aging and share examples of how it can be used to promote growing old gracefully.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition

 

How Food Manufacturers Can Meet Consumer Demands for ‘Free-From’ Diets

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 07:35 AM

The move toward clean eating is gaining momentum as consumers become better educated and more conscious about the impact of artificial additives and other “bad-for-you” ingredients on their health and overall wellness. Some have noticed their trips to the grocery store and restaurants are taking just a bit longer as they scrutinize labels on products and interrogate servers about the ingredients used to prepare food.

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Categories: Reformulation, Improving Nutrition, Benefits of Whey Protein

 

How to Create Asian-Style Cheesecake With Lower Calories and Fat [VIDEO]

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 08:26 AM

If Pinterest is any indication, decadent Asian-style cheesecake is taking over dessert tables across America. The recipe has been pinned more than 200,000 times!

Unlike traditional cheesecake, it can be enjoyed warm or cold. Its mouthfeel is also unique, with a fluffy, souffle-like texture that still maintains a rich, creamy goodness.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Desserts, Nutrition Applications

 

The Evolution of the Confectionery Market and Clean Label Trends

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 03:40 PM

There’s been a lot of emphasis on the clean label trend as it relates to meal-time staples. There’s an increasing demand for simple, familiar and natural ingredients, and innovative food manufacturers are responding by reformulating their products to accommodate this health-conscious mindset.

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Categories: Snacking, Improving Nutrition

 

How to Improve Nutrition in 3 Traditional Holiday Foods

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

 

Even though the holidays are supposed to be filled with nostalgia and time spent with family and friends, 90% of Americans report being stressed during the “most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season brings with it the pressure for many to host parties and family dinners, or bring the dreaded “dish to pass.”

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture

 

How to Improve Nutrition With Clean Label Solutions

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

Reading label at grocery store

Having transparency about the ingredients that make up many popular food items is a growing concern for consumers. Baby Boomers are leading the clean label trend, along with all their purchasing power. Concerns about overall health are causing consumers to take more interest in nutrition labels - and what do they want to find? Ingredients they recognize and can pronounce.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition

 

2017 Healthy Fall Menu Trends for QSRs

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

If there’s one thing that signals the start of fall in the U.S., it’s the introduction of seasonal pumpkin dishes and drinks at restaurants around the country. But while pumpkin has long been seen as the king of fall, quick service restaurants (QSRs) and casual dining brands are also trying to incorporate non-pumpkin flavors and trends into their fall menu offerings to entice consumers. From the flavor of caramel apples to hearty soups and sauces - even dishes with carved turkey and cranberries - plenty of new fall-themed recipes will be hitting menus in late August and early September.

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Categories: Creamy, Ingredient Replacement, Improving Nutrition, Consumer Trends

 

Why Protein Crisps Are the Perfect Answer for Sweet, Healthy Snacks

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

With today’s busy consumers on the lookout for healthy grab-and-go snacks, protein-packed bars, cookies, and other snack options have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Whether it’s a crunchy peanut butter protein bar or nutty trail mix with yogurt-covered raisins, consumers are concerned about the healthiness of the snacks they’re eating, with 30% of Americans claiming to only snack on healthy foods.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, All Natural, Improving Texture